30 Best 'Walking Dead' Characters

From survivors to Saviors, the Governor to Negan – the greatest heroes, villains and everything-in-between of AMC's hit zombie-horror show

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Philip 'The Governor' Blake
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11. Philip 'The Governor' Blake

A divisive figure among Walking Dead fans, the man who declared himself "The Governor" of the not-as-idyllic-as-it-looked small town of Woodbury is at the moment the show's longest-running antagonist, having challenged Rick's bunch across a healthy chunk of two seasons. Initially a somewhat one-dimensional sicko – whose virtues as a leader were counterbalanced by his deranged preoccupation with the undead - the eye-patch–rocking Blake lasted long enough to get beaten and to mount a comeback. The episode "Live Bait," where he rests and regroups, is a series high-point – humanizing an at-times inhuman creep courtesy of David Morrissey's ability to elicit sympathy and make you feel sick to you stomach simultaneously.

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